Parvez Rasool

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Parveez Rasool
Personal information
Full nameParveez Rasool Zargar
Born (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 30)
Bijbehara, Jammu and Kashmir, India
NicknameBhajia of Bijbehara
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm off break
RelationsAsif Rasool (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 201)15 June 2014 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.21
T20I debut (cap 67)26 January 2017 v England
Domestic team information
2009–presentJammu and Kashmir
2013Pune Warriors India (squad no. 21)
2014–2015Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 21)
2016Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 1)
Career statistics
Competition ODIs T20I LA T20
Matches 1 1 58 37
Runs scored - 5 1302 478
Batting average - 5.00 30.27 18.37
100s/50s 0/0 -/- 0/10 0/1
Top score - 5 85* 52
Balls bowled 60 24 2712 492
Wickets 2 1 55 27
Bowling average 30.00 32.00 38.69 34.45
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/60 1/32 3/15 3/17
Catches/stumpings -/- -/- 7/- 5/-
Source: Cricinfo, 26 January 2017

Parveez Rasool Zargar (born 13 February 1989) is an Indian cricketer who plays as an all-rounder for Jammu and Kashmir.[1] A right-hand batsman and offbreak bowler, Rasool is the captain of the Jammu and Kashmir team and a regular member of India A. He was bought for 95 lakh (US$140,000) by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL auction.[2] Rasool was the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to have played in The IPL.

Rasool received his maiden call-up for the national team in 2013 for the Zimbabwe tour. Rasool finally represented the national team against Bangladesh on 15 June 2014 at Mirpur. Parveez Rasool got his first chance to play his maiden T20 against England in 2017 where he dismissed Eoin Morgan and got his first T20 International wicket.

Early life[edit]

Rasool is from Bijbehara in Anantnag district of Kashmir, India. His coach there was Abdul Qayoom who has played first-class cricket for Jammu and Kashmir. Before playing junior cricket for Jammu and Kashmir, Rasool learned the game from Qayoom. Rasool's father, Ghulam Rasool, and brother, Asif Rasool, both have played competitive cricket.[3][4][5]

During 2009 Champions League Twenty20, Rasool was detained by the police in Bangalore in connection with a suspected presence of traces of explosives in his bag. He objected to the checking of his bag by sniffer dogs at his hotel. After questioning, the police learned that his resistance was only due to the presence Quran and a prayer mat in the bag. Rasool had come to Bangalore as a part of the Jammu and Kashmir Under-22 team playing in the CK Nayudu Trophy, and was staying at the KSCA's residential complex which was a few yards away from the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Rasool was released by the police after a few hours as no incriminating evidence was found.

Domestic career[edit]

In the 2012–13 Ranji season, Rasool scored 594 runs from 7 matches at an average of 54 including two centuries, and took 33 wickets at an average of 18 with three five-wicket hauls. His impressive performance was rewarded as he was included in the India A squad to play the warm-up one-day match against England on 6 January 2013.[6] With this, he became the first cricketer from the Kashmir Valley to be picked for India 'A'.

In February 2013, Rasool wreaked havoc in his three spells as he took 7 wickets which helped Board President's XI bowl out the visiting Australian side for a modest 241 and scored winning 36* runs. His seven scalps included top-order batsmen such as regular Test opener Ed Cowan, stand-in captain and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and future Australian cricket captain Steve Smith.[7][8]

In February 2013, Rasool became first cricketer from Jammu & Kashmir to bag an IPL contract, signing up with the Pune Warriors for the 2013 season.[9][10] He made his IPL debut on 9 May 2013 against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Pune. He got the wicket of Jacques Kallis and finished with figures of 1/23 off 4 overs in that match.[11] He played his next IPL match against the Mumbai Indians on 11 May in which he scored 4 not out and bowled one over conceding five runs.

In 2013–14 Ranji Trophy, Rasool scored 663 runs with two centuries and three half-centuries at an average of 51 and took 27 wickets with two 5 wicket hauls in 9 matches. Under Rasool's captaincy, Jammu and Kashmir made it to the quarterfinals that season for the first time since 2000.

He was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the 2014 IPL auction for 95 lakh (US$140,000).[12][13] He played 3 matches in IPL 2014. In his first match of 2014 IPL he took the wicket of Yuvraj Singh and bowled his spell nicely to likes of Gayle, Kohli and de Villiers, restricting them to concede minimum runs.

He was awarded with Lala Amarnath award for best all-rounder in domestic circuit after his performance in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season.

During the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy, he scored 629 runs in 9 matches that included 7 half centuries highest being 92 and took 38 wickets with 3 five wicket hauls, placing him 5th in highest wicket takers of the season.

In November 2017, he took his tenth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket, bowling for Jammu and Kashmir against Kerala in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy.[14] He was the leading wicket-taker for Jammu and Kashmir in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 28 dismissals in six matches.[15]

In July 2018, he was named in the squad for India Red for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.[16] He was the leading wicket-taker for India Red in the tournament, with eleven dismissals in two matches.[17]

On October, 3-2018, Parvez Rasool became first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play 100 List-A Matches. The current Jammu and Kashmir captain, is first cricketer from State to play 100 List-A matches. He reached to milestone in Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Rajasthan. In 100 matches he has taken 115 wickets and has scored 2366 runs. [18]

He was the leading run-scorer for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, with 684 runs in nine matches.[19] He was also the leading wicket-taker for the team, with 35 dismissals.[19] During the match against Services at Palam in Elite Group C, Parsool became only the fourth Indian cricketer to score a hundred and take eight wickets in an innings of a first-class match, with career-best figures of 8/85, and scoring 115.[20]

International career[edit]

Rasool got his maiden call-up for the national team in 2013 for the Zimbabwe tour. He became the second cricketer after Vivek Razdan from Jammu and Kashmir to get selected for the national side, but did not play any game on that tour.[21][22]

Rasool finally represented India against Bangladesh in June 2014 at Mirpur where he picked up two wickets for 60 in 10 overs.[23] His next inclusion in the side came in January 2017 for the T20I series at home against England after two regular spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were rested.[24] Parveez represented India against England in January 2017 at Kanpur where he picked up one wicket for 1 in 4 overs. He also scored 5 runs with the bat.

Personal life[edit]

In August 2017, Parvez Rasool was married to a girl from Heff-Shirmal, a village that falls on the Srinagar-Shopian highway, in Shopian district.[25][26][27] She is a student of University of Kashmir and completed her post Graduation from the same in Arabic.[28]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  16. ^ "Samson picked for India A after passing Yo-Yo test". ESPN Cricinfo. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
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